Every so often some silly agent decides to test his luck against Mr. Arbitration, Tal Smith. And then it goes poorly. So it was with Barry Praver and his charge, pitcher Wandy Rodriguez, who lost their case to the Astros.
We're pleased with the result. Now, it is time to focus on the upcoming season. Wandy is a tremendous pitcher who we think very highly of. We expect great things from him."
What you didn't hear was something about "testicles," "frying pans," and "motor oil."
Wandy will earn $5m, instead of $7m in 2009.